Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans. Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans is an equal opportunity employer. In addition to full-time and part-time employment, there are a variety of ways you can take part in our mission of service to the poor and vulnerable. Learn more about Volunteer Opportunities and Internships with Catholic Charities.

Employment listings are updated weekly. Last Update: August 17, 2018

TO APPLY:
Email your resume and cover letter to ccanohr@ccano.org.
You may also fax this information to (504) 310-6945.
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Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans has openings for the following positions.
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CORNERSTONE BUILDERS 

Re-entry Case Manger
 CCANO is seeking to hire a re-entry case manager for the Cornerstone Builders Program. The case manager will be responsible for wraparound services for a caseload of formerly incarcerated persons to help facilitate re-entry and to address barriers which impact recidivism. 3-5 years of case management or background in criminal justice or probation and parole; Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or similar field preferred.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE 

AmeriCorps VISTA Family Literacy Coordinator

CCANO’s English as a Second Language (ESL) is an English language study program for nonnative speakers. Our goal is to help improve the students’ level of English so they can become confident and successful in their life goals and as members of the community. We work closely with the vulnerable immigrant population, local refugee resettlement agencies as well as domestic violence and human trafficking survivors to ensure that English language learners find a place of support and culturally sensitive education.

This position is for a full-time Americorps VISTA. For more information on the Americorps VISTA program, including stipend and other requirements, see: http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

In order to increase the capacity of Catholic Charities’ English as a Second Language (ESL) program, the AmeriCorps VISTA will be asked to lead the endeavor in structuring and launching the Family Literacy project, which aims to increase that accessibility of English literacy services by providing a comprehensive and holistic approach to intergenerational learning. Family literacy programs address the literacy needs of both adults and children with the understanding that different generations have varying educational needs that intersect and diverge in dynamic ways. The VISTA will be asked to:

  • Utilize evidence-based literacy strategies to develop a curriculum that provides ESL instruction to adults and children in both separate and combined settings, as well as
  • Interactive literacy activities to engage parents and their children together. This will entail researching and evaluating successful Family Literacy programs; tailoring such programs to the specific needs of CCANO Immigration and Refugee Services clients;
  • Recruit, train, and manage ESL volunteers; monitor program inputs and outputs;
  • Develop and maintain thorough records of progress, contacts, and program goals
  • Conduct outreach during internship and volunteer fairs and attendance at key events;
  • Develop and manage relationships with partner agencies, universities, and community-based organizations;

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in social work/social services, business, Latin American Studies or related field from an accredited institution preferred; 
  • Project management experience preferred; 
  • Cultural competence and a good understanding of diverse immigrant populations, as well as sensitivity to the special needs of refugee children, adults, and families;
  • Strong oral/written communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to maintaining effective and professional work relationships;
  • Strong management and organizational skills, in particular time management and multi-tasking;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and maintain professionalism and confidentiality;
  • Proficiency in Spanish, Arabic, Haitian Creole, or other languages valued;
  • Access to reliable personal transportation required.

Job Status: Full-time (Volunteer/Stipend)

Application Deadline:  Hiring Immediately.

To apply, please email resume, cover letter and references to Sharon Moscoso at: smoscoso@ccano.org 


ESL Site Facilitator (PRN)
 

The Site Facilitator will have many duties, including the general coordination of all of the classes at their site(s).  They will be responsible for registering incoming students and volunteers, administering pre- and post-tests, and collecting any donations.  The Site Facilitator will also need to check-in with volunteer and/or paid teachers every day to ensure that they have everything that they need and that they are following all policies and procedures.  If an instructor is absent for any reason, the Site Facilitator will be responsible for making a decision to either combine classes or teach the class.  Site Facilitators will be required to participate in an orientation and be trained in administering standardized assessments, filling out registration forms, and be comfortable observing other teachers as well as giving feedback and modeling best teaching practices.  They will be required to attend staff meetings each semester and maintain a working relationship with the ESL Program Manager, who will assist them with any issues that may arise. High School Diploma/ Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Assisting ESL Program Manager with management of student and volunteer files, tests, maintaining inventory of books and classroom supplies
  2. Collecting sign in sheets and lesson plans
  3. Maintaining positive, mutually beneficial relationships with community partners such as churches and universities
  4. Publishing promotional fliers in English and other languages
  5. Responding to phone and email inquiries from prospective students and volunteers
  6. Completing data entry of student attendance and testing results on an accurate and timely basis.

Requirements: 

  1. Strong oral and written communication skills in English and willingness to work with speakers of other languages. Bilingual candidates with the ability to perform the following tasks in Spanish/Arabic/Vietnamese encouraged to apply:
    1. Explain the program, class times and enrollment options in person and over the phone
    2. Assist students as they fill out registration forms
    3. Make general announcements and refer students to other social services as needed
  2. Attendance at mandatory trainings, including some evenings/weekends. Successful participation in professional development as required by funders, including in person and online trainings such as WorkReady U Instructor Certification Course and CASAS test administrator training
  3. Ability to pass background check and drug test per Catholic Charities’ requirements
  4. Computer skills (email, Word, excel, google drive, etc.)
  5. Ability to solve problems quickly and maintain a positive attitude in a fast paced environment
  6. Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team and independently
  7. Demonstrated ability to relate well to people of diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds
  8. Strong work ethic and commitment to the position
  9. Have reliable transportation
  10. Attend mandatory CCANO orientation for new employees (takes place on Monday mornings); complete Safe Environment training as required by HR policy.
  11. Other duties as assigned

Time Commitment: Part time, 12-16 hours per week

 

FOOD FOR FAMILIES/ FOOD FOR SENIORS

CDL Driver (Baton Rouge)
Responsible for activities related to delivery of commodity foods; assists in other activities related to receiving , storing, packing and delivering food, as needed; may assist serving participants at food sites; works with diverse groups of people. Position requires frequent lifting and moving; must be able to lift 50 lbs. High school diploma or equivalent, one year driving experience preferred. Needs to read and write legibly and use math skills. Must have medical exam and pass initial and random drug/alcohol screening. Valid Louisiana CDL license required. Need for Baton Rouge Louisiana.

Clerk
 Input participant information into our computer program, generate monthly proxy listings and also monthly reports from distribution locations. High School Diploma preferred.

Packer
Responsible for packing food boxes for participants and recording inventory of stored food items. Packers on mobile crew are also responsible for assisting in the loading and unloading of vehicles. Must be able to lift at least 40 pound boxes. High school diploma /GED preferred. Need to read and write legibly with basic math skills.

GREENWALT 

Direct Services Worker
 Participate in the development and implementation of individual service plans. Assist consumers with activities of daily living, total hygiene care, lifting, changing/toileting, bathing, feeding and monitoring mealtime, and administering medication, maintain cleanliness of the program, monitor consumers at all times while on duty. In some instances driving agency vehicle. High School Diploma/Experience working with intellectually and development disabled, and elderly.

HEAD START

Early Head Start Teacher (St. Paul)
The Early Head Start Teacher works under the supervision of the Center Director. The Early Head Start Teacher will be responsible for the organization of classroom space and equipment to meet the individual needs of children enrolled including the provision of activities in all areas reflecting Early Childhood Development practices, which encourage children to: initiate activities, solve problems, explore, experiment, question and learn by doing. Infant Toddler CDA. Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education preferred.

Food Tech
 The Food Technician is responsible for guaranteeing that the children are served nutritious, good tasting and appealing meals and snacks. It is the Food Technician’s responsibility to prepare these meals and snacks by methods that maintain high nutrient levels and that are sanitary. It is also the Food Technician’s duty to deliver meals to the classroom ready for family style meal service and suitable for the children’s age and development. The Food Technician purchases all food and supplies necessary with the assistance of the Lead Food Technician and keeps records required by the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and the Grantee. This position involves extensive organizing, problem solving, record keeping, and time management.

Essential Functions:

  1. Plans and prepares foods in accordance with Head Start Food Service Policy, Menus and Recipes.
  2. Purchases food and supplies necessary to prepare the planned menus for the number of enrolled children and program staff.
  3. Plans meals far enough ahead to minimize the need for food substitutions; when substitutions are necessary, with prior approval, purchases and serves food of equivalent nutritional value. With guidance from the Nutritionist, modifies menus for children’s field trips; notes all modifications and substitutes on posted menu and for CACFP records.
  4. Prepares meals and snacks in such a way that a minimum of nutrients are lost from foods, that ensure foods taste good and look appealing, and that there are ample amounts of foods for children to have as many servings as they need.
  5. Maintains established standards of sanitation, safety and food preparation and storage as set by the local and state health departments; maintains an orderly, sanitary, and safe kitchen.
  6. With the guidance of the contracted Nutritionist, modifies menus and recipes and prepares foods to meet the developmental needs of infants and toddlers and the medical and feeding needs of children with disabilities or food allergies.
  7. Delivers foods from the kitchen to the classrooms (if necessary) ready to be served as suitable for the children’s age and development.
  8. Maintains cost control, budget and inventory systems based on CAFCP procedures including records of food production, service and attendance.
  9. Assures the proper care and maintenance of all food service equipment; identifies equipment needs for food preparation and service and assists in purchasing as needed.
  10. Assists teachers with developing food activities for the children in the classroom.
  11. Proper clothing, shoes and hair restraints according to Health Department Standards are to be worn daily.
  12. Cooperates with and participates in nutrition education activities for staff, parents and children.
  13. Participates in all emergency drills and environmental safety activities.
  14. Attends and participates in grantee-sponsored trainings, center pre-service and in-service trainings, and other continuing education, career and professional development opportunities.
  15. Participates in the agency’s self-evaluation process and grantee monitoring visits and complies with any applicable Program Improvement Plans developed.
  16. Participates in general staff meetings and other meetings and events planned by the grantee and delegate agency as requested.
  17. Performs other duties, as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by a person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed in such a position.

Education:

It is preferred that the Food Technician have course work and training in foods, nutrition and/or dietetics and a high school diploma/GED. It is also preferred that the Food Technician possess a current Safe Serve Certificate at the time of hiring or willing to secure one. A commitment to secure continuing education related to employment with the Agency is required.

Experience:

Possess knowledge of the principles and practices and current state of child nutrition and of the eating habits of the children served in the program. Demonstrated skills in preparing these foods in a nutritious, good tasting and appealing manner. Experience in child food service preparation and management desirable. Knowledge of CACFP requirements also desirable. Knowledge of the challenges and strengths of low-income and migrant families. Effective oral and written communication skills commensurate with the responsibilities of the position are required.

Additional Requirements:

Ability to pass a physical exam every two years and a TB test yearly. Must be able to comply with background check, including fingerprints, as required by the agency and/or Louisiana’s Licensing Agency.  Visual acuity within professionally determined normal ranges, with correction if needed.  Manual dexterity sufficient to: use kitchen utensils and equipment, wash dishes, operate office equipment including, but not limited to, the telephone & copier, and use hand writing materials to prepare reports and documentation. Must have effective organizational, problem solving, time management and analytical skills. Must be able to travel periodically to trainings. Ability to learn and comprehend information from trainings, manuals, and other materials. Ability to calculate to determine number of meals to be served and to adjust recipes and serving portions. Must be able to physically move through grocery stores, the center and classrooms. Ability to lift 55 pounds is required. Experience successfully working with a culturally diverse staff & clients desirable. Must possess personal qualifications including: emotional maturity, willingness to cooperate with the aims of Head Start, respect for children and adults from various cultures and backgrounds, flexibility, patience, good personal hygiene, and physical and mental health that do not interfere with responsibilities.


Food Tech (part-time)
 The part time Food Technician is responsible for assisting the full time Food Technicians in guaranteeing that the children are served nutritious, good tasting and appealing meals and snacks. It is the part time Food Technician’s responsibility to assist in the preparation of meals and snacks by methods that maintain high nutrient levels and that are sanitary. It is also the part time Food Technician’s duty to deliver meals to the classroom ready for family style meal service and suitable for the children’s age and development. The part time Food Technician will be called upon to assist in cafeteria set up and take down before and after meal service, and will have the responsibility of rinsing, washing, and sanitizing dishes used during meal prep and meal service. This position involves extensive organization, efficiency, time management, and interpersonal communications.

Essential Functions:

  1. Assists with the preparation and service of foods in accordance with Head Start Food Service Policy, Menus and Recipes.
  2. Prepares meals and snacks in such a way that minimal nutrients are lost from foods, that ensure foods taste good and look appealing, and that there are ample amounts of foods for children to have as many servings as they need.
  3. Assists with cafeteria mealtime set up and clean up, maintaining standards of sanitation and food safety.
  4. Assists with dishwashing including rinsing, washing, sanitizing, and storage according to all state and federal safety and sanitation guidelines.
  5. Assists with grocery delivery receipt and food storage; will maintain food reception and storage standards as stated in federal and state safety and sanitation guidelines, and the program policies and procedures.
  6. Delivers foods from the kitchen to the classrooms ready to be served according to family style meal service, and as suitable for the children’s age and development, and in accordance with program policies and procedures.
  7. Maintains established standards of sanitation, safety and food preparation and storage as set by the local and state health departments; maintains an orderly, sanitary, and safe kitchen.
  8. Assists in the assurance of proper care and maintenance of all food service equipment; assists in identifying equipment needs for food preparation and service.
  9. Proper clothing, shoes and hair restraints according to Health Department Standards are to be worn daily.
  10. Cooperates with and participates in nutrition education activities for staff, parents and children.
  11. Participates in all emergency drills and environmental safety activities.
  12. Attends and participates in grantee-sponsored trainings, center pre-service and in-service trainings, and other continuing education, career and professional development opportunities.
  13. Participates in the agency’s self-evaluation process and grantee monitoring visits and complies with any applicable Program Improvement Plans developed.
  14. Participates in general staff meetings and other meetings and events planned by the grantee and delegate agency as requested.
  15. Performs other duties, as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by a person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed in such a position.

Education:

It is preferred that the part time Food Technician have coursework, or on-the-job training, in food service and a high school diploma/GED. Previous experience with Head Start/Early Head Start is greatly beneficial. It is also preferred that the part time Food Technician possess a current Safe Serve Certificate at the time of hire, or is willing to secure one.

Experience:

Possess knowledge of the principles, practices, and current state of child nutrition, and of the eating habits of the children served in the program. Demonstrated skills in preparing these foods in a nutritious, good tasting, and appealing manner. Experience in child food service preparation and management is desirable. Knowledge of CACFP requirements is also desirable. Knowledge of the challenges and strengths of low-income and migrant families. Effective oral and written communication skills commensurate with the responsibilities of the position are required.

Additional Requirements:

Ability to pass an annual physical exam and a TB test. Must be able to comply with background check, including fingerprints, as required by the agency and/or Louisiana’s Licensing Agency.  Visual acuity within professionally determined normal ranges, with correction if needed.  Manual dexterity sufficient to: use kitchen utensils and equipment, wash dishes, operate office equipment including, but not limited to, the telephone & copier, and use hand writing materials to prepare reports and documentation. Must have effective organizational, problem solving, time management and analytical skills. Must be able to travel periodically to trainings. Ability to learn and comprehend information from trainings, manuals, and other materials. Ability to calculate to determine number of meals to be served and to adjust recipes and serving portions. Must be able to physically move through the kitchen, the center, and the classrooms. Ability to lift 55 pounds is required. Experience successfully working with a culturally diverse staff & clients desirable. Must possess personal qualifications including: emotional maturity, willingness to cooperate with the aims of Head Start, respect for children and adults from various cultures and backgrounds, flexibility, patience, good personal hygiene, and physical and mental health that do not interfere with responsibilities.


Head Start Teacher Assistant
The Head Start Teacher Assistant works under the supervision of the Head Start Teacher. The Head Start Teacher Assistant assists with organizing classroom space and equipment to meet the individual needs of children enrolled. The Head Start Teacher Assistant assists in planning, with the supervisory staff members activities in all areas reflecting Early Childhood Development practices, which will encourage children to: initiate activities, solve problems, explore, experiment, question and learn by doing. CDA certification or Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Human Services or a related field preferred. Proven proficiency in verbal and written communication skills.

Head Start Teacher
The Head Start Teacher works under the supervision of the Center Director.  The Head Start Teacher will be responsible for the organization of classroom space and equipment to meet the individual needs of children enrolled including the provision of activities in all areas reflecting Early Childhood Development practices, which will encourage children to: initiate activities, solve problems, explore, experiment, question and learn by doing.

Required Knowledge & Abilities:

  1. Knowledge of Early Childhood Education and best practices.
  2. Ability to communicate proficiently in English with children, families, staff and community agencies and partners.
  3. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instruction and make mathematical computations and tabulations.
  4. Ability to operate modern office equipment (computer, fax, scanner, copier).
  5. Knowledge of special needs of families and aware of ways to effectively communicate and assist them.
  6. Ability to operate Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and the internet.
  7. Ability to be a mandated reporter for suspected child abuse or neglect.
  8. Ability to work in another position when needed.
  9. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit at child’s level; stand; stoop; squat; bend; walk; talk; hear; use hands to grip, type; reach with hands and arms, occasionally required to stand or walk on uneven surfaces; climb stairs; run.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development or Associate’s degree with five (5) years’ experience working in Early Childhood Education.  Proven proficiency in verbal and written communication skills.

Essential Functions:

  • Ensure classroom activities (including transitions) are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy.
  • Ensure classroom interactions are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy.
  • Ensure playground interactions are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy/Licensing Regulations.
  • Complete and submit lesson plans that reflect planning for individuals, small and large groups according to procedures, including IEP (Individualized Education Plan) goals and objectives as needed.
  • Create a sense of community in the classroom through relationship building and allowing children to complete routine tasks.
  • Implement approved weekly lesson plan in the classroom daily.
  • Prepare materials and supplies in advance for activities.
  • Ensure that Teaching Strategies Gold reflects accurate information on each child.
  • Gather, maintain and review data toward Outcomes and School Readiness Goals three times per year in Teaching Strategies Gold according to program calendar.
  • Use screenings, ongoing assessments, information from parents and other staff to meet the learning needs of each child.
  • Provide a daily balanced schedule of child initiated and adult initiated activities.
  • Ensure that modifications are made to include children with special needs.
  • Promote and respect children and families’ culture by providing experiences and learning materials that are representative of children’s cultures.
  • Learn and express key words in children’s home language.
  • Ensure that all screenings, assessments, and observations on each child are conducted/completed according to program calendar and policies and procedures; ensuring all required information is contained in each child’s file.
  • Ensure classroom compliance with State Licensing Regulations, Head Start Performance Standards, CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program), and agency policies and procedures.
  • Participate in child staffing to discuss strengths, needs and goals for children and families.
  • Utilize computer and Child Plus program to enter, maintain and monitor data for recordkeeping and tracking purposes according to program calendar.
  • Monitor classroom and playground for health and safety concerns according to procedures.
  • Establish effective communication with families through monthly calendars, newsletters, home visits and parent/teacher conferences.
  • Complete daily health inspections and follow up documentation.
  • Complete and submit accident reports in the required timeframe.
  • Ensure sanitation, hygiene procedures and health practices are strictly adhered to daily and assist in the daily maintenance of the classroom.
  • Ensure CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System) score for classroom is at or above established program threshold.
  • Mentor teacher assistants, substitutes, and volunteers.
  • Ensure family style dining.
  • Check email a minimum of 2x daily.
  • Submit accurate and timely employee time, attendance and mileage reports.
  • Secure and document in-kind contributions, volunteer time, and community support.
  • Attend training and in-service as assigned.
  • Ensure all paperwork is accurate and submitted timely.
  • Adheres to Agency’s HS/EHS confidentiality policy, professional ethics and standards, demonstrating work habits which comply with agency personnel policies and procedures.
  • Regular attendance and timely arrival to assigned work site.
  • Other duties, as assigned. 

Housekeeper
 Housekeeper has the primary responsibility for cleaning the center in such a way to promote health and safety while reducing the spread of infection. It is the role of the custodian to follow daily, weekly and monthly cleaning schedules, but not limited to, the classrooms, kitchen, office areas, bathrooms, storage areas and entrances. The Housekeeper follows the cleaning schedule when the children are not in the center so no interference with their care occurs. The Housekeeper may also be responsible for performing additional duties not stipulated below. If so, these duties are specified as an addendum to this description. These additional duties may include general building and grounds maintenance, laundry, maintaining cleaning supplies, etc.

Minimum qualifications

It is preferred that the Housekeeper have training in the custodial field and a high school diploma/GED. Experience in the custodial field desirable. Knowledge of proper cleaning methods required.

Knowledge, skills and abilities

This position requires the ability to maintain the assigned area in a clean and sanitary condition.  It requires the skill necessary to communicate with the Supervisor and other personnel.  This position requires the ability to follow simple written and oral instructions.

Essential Functions:

  1. Follows and completes the center’s daily, weekly and monthly cleaning schedule. These duties include:
    1. Collects and bags all garbage from the center, placing the tied bags in a closed dumpster.
    2. Disinfects and cleans garbage and trashcans, and changes bags daily.
    3. Washes and sanitizes bathrooms fixtures daily with germicidal solution.
    4. Using germicidal solution, wet mops all washable floors daily including kitchen, bathroom, office and classroom.
    5. Washes bathroom, kitchen, classroom and other windows (inside and outside) and walls using germicidal solution as scheduled or needed.
  2. Vacuums and steam cleans all carpeting as per schedule.
  3. Sweeps and clears entrance spaces, daily.
  4. Dusts, washes and sanitizes other surfaces as specified in schedule.
  5. Cleans, sanitizes, sweeps and mops (if necessary) cafeteria chairs, tables, and floors after each use.
  6. Performs other cleaning duties as specified in schedule.
  7. Refills paper towel, tissue, toilet paper and hand soap in all dispensers.
  8. Changes light bulbs, as needed.
  9. Reports the following to the Director, or designated staff person:
    1. Presence of animals, vermin or insects.
    2. Need for cleaning supplies or equipment repair in advance.
    3. Water leaks, and other maintenance needs.
    4. All other health and safety hazards noticed.
  10. Participates in emergency drills and environmental safety activities, as requested.
  11. Attends and participates in center pre-service and in-service trainings.
  12. Performs other duties as specified in job description addendum or as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by a person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed in such a position.

Additional Requirements:

Ability to pass a physical exam every two years and a TB test yearly.

Must be able to comply with background check, including fingerprints, as required by the agency and/or Louisiana Licensing Agency.

Ability to present a positive image of the organization to members of the community.

Visual acuity within professionally determined normal ranges, with correction if needed.

Must be free of communicable diseases and breathing impairments.

Manual dexterity sufficient to: manipulate cleaning supplies and equipment. Must have effective organizational, problem solving, and time management skills.

Ability to learn and comprehend information from Procedures Manuals and other materials.

Must be able to physically move through the center and classrooms. Ability to lift 55 pounds is required.

Successful experience working as an effective member of a team desirable. Experience successfully working with a culturally diverse staff & clients also desirable.

 

HUMAN RESOURCES 

HR Representative
 The HR Representative will assist in development, implementation and conducting of training programs.  These include new and existing, skill-specific and job-specific training programs.  This individual will provide training and support for the personnel of the 38 diverse programs of Catholic Charities, ANO.  The HR Representative will be responsible for facilitation of varied and flexible curriculums, which are customer-responsive, quality driven and mission focused.  Minimum of two years training delivery experience necessary.  Proven proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint.  Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field required.  CPR/First Aid Trainer preferred.

IMMIGRATION SERVICES

Administrative Assistant
 General Administrative Support:  Provide and coordinate administrative and operational support to program staff, ensure that program staff are compliant with grant and agency policies and procedures, assist in developing clear and streamlined program protocols, oversee special project tasks and programmatic activities, and monitor deadlines.

Specific responsibilities may include but are not limited to: English/Spanish interpretation and translation, assisting staff in document review and other aspects of case preparation; conducting intakes; drafting certain documents and forms for review; corresponding with clients by phone, email and in person; managing appointment schedules; filing deadlines and document collection; organize, maintain, and update clients’ case files and records in physical filing case management software; data entry; mailing; assisting with special projects, as necessary.  Schedule and coordinate meetings as required. Maintain records.  Assist with preparation of progress and financial reports and budgeting as needed.   Coordinate purchasing; obtain quotes, submits orders, and processes invoice transmittals, including travel/mileage reimbursements.  Assist with supervision of building operations. Other tasks may also be assigned to ensure the smooth operation of the program.

Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English (written and oral) is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Experience working with immigrants and/or vulnerable populations strongly preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and culturally competent communication skills.
  • Respect for others and sensitivity to the needs and issues affecting people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work independently and develop creative solutions is desired.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail for a fast-paced and high volume environment.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality regarding all case and client information.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, and ability to learn immigration database/software.
 
Attorney
 The Immigration Attorney will provide legal representation to immigrant clients in order to represent them in immigration removal proceedings and prepare cases for submission to USCIS, including but not limited to, applications for asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status, and/or T or U nonimmigrant status and other forms of immigration relief, as well as family-based petitions, bond hearings, and other types of legal relief.  The majority of clients are unaccompanied children, as well as other populations in need of humanitarian protection.  S/he will also represent these children in immigration court, and family court for predicate and custody orders in relation to SIJ cases. The Immigration Attorney will coordinate all aspects of a client’s case, including client intake, client communication, relevant research, drafting personal statements, preparing immigration forms, writing briefs, drafting court motions and orders, and advocacy with law enforcement and other agencies, and direct representation in court. 

Additionally, the Immigration Attorney will:

  • Assist in the supervision of a legal assistants and volunteers.
  • Assist in provision of public education in the community and collaborating with other agencies.
  • Participate as needed in program-wide and grant-specific data collection.
  • Participate in meetings with immigration legal service community-based organizations.
  • Provide legal orientations/counseling to clients and families.
  • Provide referrals to non-legal resources.
  • Coordinate with supervisor(s) on placements with pro-bono attorneys and provide support on pro- bono mentoring, technical assistance, and training as needed.

Prerequisites for the Position:

  • Juris Doctor degree with active membership in a State Bar required; Louisiana license preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English (writing and speaking) required.
  • Two years or more experience practicing immigration law, or other relevant experience preferred; clinical experience will be counted.
  • Experience with immigration and/or child dependency proceedings preferred.
  • Experience working with children and/or survivors of abuse and trauma preferred.
  • Ability to work independently to manage a substantial workload with deadline pressures.
  • Competence in communicating and interacting with others of diverse cultural, geographic, and economic backgrounds in a professional and compassionate manner, including interacting with individuals experiencing substantial levels of emotional, physical, financial, or other hardship.
  • Ability to use basic Microsoft Office programs and online database software.
  • Candidates must successfully complete required background checks and clearances.

Job Status: Full-time (Exempt), contingent upon grant funding.

Application Deadline:  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and three references to ccanohr@ccano.org and jsearcy@ccano.org and include in the subject line: Immigration Attorney.

 
Bilingual Case Manager, Unaccompanied Children's Project
 CCANO’s Unaccompanied Children’s Project serves unaccompanied immigrant children who were temporarily in custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) and reunified with sponsors. The Program aims to provide legal representation for over 650 clients a year, as well as case management and social service referrals, counseling, and other clinical interventions for a subset of clients with special needs. The Bilingual Case Manager will provide social support services and referrals to these children who are identified as most in need. The position involves contact with children from Central America and their families, with a special focus on youth who have suffered abuse, abandonment, neglect, or other trauma, and who require support services in conjunction with legal representation.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

Provide culturally and linguistically appropriate post-placement services and comprehensive case management services for children recently reunified with sponsors, including:

  • Conduct psychosocial assessments and background interviews using child welfare principles and social work best practices
  • Develop individual service plans and monitor client progress with particular attention to culture, language, and special circumstances;
  • Provide information, education, referrals, outreach, advocacy, and support to ensure that children receive the services they require (i.e. appropriate medical, mental health, education services, etc.);
  • Coordinate with key stakeholders – Includes building a network of relationships with social service and outside care providers to ensure holistic care
  • Conduct outreach to the community – Includes developing and updating referral resources and psychosocial resource materials to meet the special needs of recently released unaccompanied children, may also include development and co-facilitation of group activities for clients and families;
  • Develop, maintain, and update case management files and reporting databases to ensure timely compliance with monitoring and documentation standards; maintain confidentiality of information;
  • Submit regular written reports as required and track individual progress via relevant database(s);
  • Assist attorneys to identify cases in need of more specialized case assessment, develop child-friendly interviewing skills, develop strategies for legal case management, work with clients to prepare supporting documentation for their legal cases, and provide in-court interpretation as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Spanish reading, writing and speaking fluency required;
  • Bachelor’s degree required with emphasis on psychology/sociology/ Latin American studies preferred;
  • Two years of relevant experience with a minimum of one years’ experience in case management preferred, particularly working with, serving, and advocating on behalf of immigrants and/or experience in child welfare, child placements, and family preservation;
  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse population and sensitivity to the special needs of multi-cultural immigrant children, adults, and families;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, verbal and nonverbal communication skills, and attentiveness to detail;
  • Ability to prioritize duties in a fast-paced environment;
  • Good knowledge of relevant community resources in the Greater New Orleans area;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of software appropriate to the office environment;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, insurance, a clean driving record, and personal transportation. Position may require frequent local and long distance travel and ability to travel with limited notice.

Job Status: Full-time (Exempt)

Application Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to garguello@ccano.org with subject heading: “Bilingual Case Manager, Unaccompanied Children.”


Legal Assistant
 Catholic Charities Immigration Services, a nonprofit organization, is seeking an Immigration Legal Assistant.  The Legal Assistant will support the Immigration Attorneys to prepare various aspects of a client’s immigration case, and is expected to train for accreditation to practice immigration law as an immigration representative by the Department of Justice.  Legal Assistants also serve as interpreters in English and Spanish.

Responsibilities include: Prepare applications for legal relief, conduct legal intakes, screening and assessing eligibility for legal relief, develop legal defense strategies, draft legal statements, and assist attorneys in document review and all aspects of case preparation. As a Translator/Interpreter, duties will include translation of legal forms, certificates, and declarations as well as legal interpretation at court hearings, government interviews, and with pro bono attorneys.   Legal Assistants will participate in relevant trainings, and will provide specialized trainings to staff and external parties, including attorneys. Other tasks may include corresponding with clients and government officials by phone, email and in person;  managing appointment schedules; filing deadlines and  document collection;  organizing, maintaining, and updating clients’ case files and records in physical files and case management software; payment collection/invoicing (for non-pro bono cases); mailing; assisting with special projects, as necessary.

Qualifications for the Position:

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English (written and oral) required.
  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.
  • Experience working in a legal environment and/or other relevant experience working with immigrants and/or vulnerable populations strongly preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and culturally competent communication skills. Respect for others and sensitivity to the needs and legal issues affecting people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work independently to manage a substantial workload with deadline pressures.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail for a fast-paced and high volume environment.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality regarding all case and client information.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, and ability to learn immigration database/software.
  • Candidates must successfully complete required background checks and clearances.

Job Status: Full-time (Exempt), contingent upon grant funding.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and three references to jsearcy@ccano.org and include in the subject line: Immigration Legal Assistant.


Receptionist (Part-time)
 Catholic Charities Immigration Services is in need of one part-time receptionist. Must be bilingual (English/Spanish). 

  • Greet and welcome clients at the office.
  • Provide referrals and basic information to clients and the public in English and Spanish.
  • Direct visitors to the appropriate person/office for assistance.
  • Answer, screen, and forward incoming phone calls in English and Spanish.
  • Receive, sort and distribute daily mail/deliveries.
  • Ensure reception area is tidy and presentable.
  • Maintain office security by following safety procedures and controlling access via the reception desk (monitor logbook).
  • Update calendars and schedule appointments as needed.
  • Perform other clerical duties such as filing, photocopying, ordering supplies, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • Professional attitude and appearance.
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organization, multitasking and time management skills.
  • Ability to be compassionate and calm under pressure, resourceful and proactive when issues arise.
  • Hands-on experience with office equipment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite preferred.

Application Deadline:  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and three references to rcartagena@ccano.org and include in the subject line: Receptionist


Senior Staff Attorney (Immigration)
 The Senior Staff Attorney will be responsible to serve in one or more of the following capacities: Coordinate immigration legal training and presentations (to benefit staff, partners, and the public); Develop and maintain a pro bono network and coordination protocols (including recruitment, placement, and mentorship); Provide technical assistance on criminal and civil defense needs that overlap with their immigration representation; Develop, implement, and staff/maintain community outreach activities such as legal clinics, orientations, and workshops; Develop and manage relationships with local community partners, government agencies, and funders (including but not limited to USCIS, EOIR, state/federal judges, public defender offices, law schools, law associations, State Bars, law firms, etc.); Assist with reporting to grant funders.

The Senior Staff Attorney will also provide quality legal representation to a caseload of immigrant children and adults, and will prepare cases for submission to the USCIS and EOIR, including but not limited to, applications for asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status, and/or T or U nonimmigrant status, family petitions, naturalization applications, cancellation of removal, and other forms of immigration relief.  S/he will also represent these clients in court when needed. The Senior Staff Attorney will coordinate all aspects of a client’s case, including client intake, client communication, relevant research, drafting personal statements, preparing immigration forms, writing briefs, drafting court motions and orders, and advocacy with law enforcement and other agencies, and direct representation in court. 

Additionally, the Senior Staff Attorney will:

  • Assist in the supervision of legal assistants and volunteers.
  • Participate as needed in program-wide and grant-specific data collection.
  • Provide legal orientations/counseling to clients and families.
  • Provide referrals to non-legal resources.

Prerequisites for the Position:

  • Juris Doctor Degree with active membership in a State Bar required; Louisiana license preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English (writing and speaking) required.
  • Two years or more experience practicing immigration law, or three years of other relevant experience; clinical experience will be counted.
  • Experience with immigration and/or child dependency proceedings preferred.
  • Experience working with children and/or survivors of abuse and trauma preferred.
  • Ability to work independently to manage a substantial workload with deadline pressures.
  • Competence in communicating and interacting with others of diverse cultural, geographic, and economic backgrounds in a professional and compassionate manner, including interacting with individuals experiencing substantial levels of emotional, physical, financial, or other hardship.
  • Ability to use basic Microsoft Office programs and online database software.
  • Candidates must successfully complete required background checks and clearances.

Job Status: Full-time (Exempt), contingent upon grant funding.

Application Deadline:  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and three references to ccanohr@ccano.org and jsearcy@ccano.org and include in the subject line: Immigration Attorney.

 

PACE

Ambassadors/CNA/HHA
 Under the general direction of the Director of Clinical and Day Center Services, assist participants on and off transportation into their homes and appointments. High School Diploma/GED; or Current State Certified Nursing Assistant License or Home Health Assistant License and CPR certification. One year experience in care of the elderly individuals at various cognitive levels, good interpersonal skills with the ability to handle unusual situations. High School Diploma/GED; or Current State Certified Nursing Assistant License or Home Health Assistant License and CPR certification.

CNA
 Under the direct supervision of the C.N.A. Supervisor and reporting to the Director of Clinical and Day Center Services. Responsibilities include but are not limited to personal care service, non-skilled treatments, assistance with bathing, dressing, toileting, feeding, feeding, transferring, recreational activities, and escorting participants to and from physician appointments or other services outside of the PACE GNO. Must have reliable transportation. High School Diploma/GED, current state certified nursing assistant license and CPR certification. One year experience in care of the elderly individuals at various cognitive levels, good interpersonal skills with the ability to handle unusual situations. Must be able to maneuver and operate general household equipment.

Pastoral Care/Chaplin
 This position requires a broad knowledge of pastoral care, as well as effective listening skills and an ability to be present to people in need. Strong organizational, relational, and communication skills, plus the ability to manage multiple projects at the same time. The position further requires the ability to be faithful to Catholic Church teaching and practice while working with people of various faith connections and the ability to adapt to a flexible and varied work environment. Responsible for the delivery of Pastoral care to the participants, their loved ones, in the PACE GNO setting, as well as their homes. Should have a minimum of a BA/BS degree in Theology and a minimum of 2 years of work experience in pastoral ministry. A Master’s degree in Theology with additional certification in pastoral care is preferred. Strong written, verbal, and inter-personal skills are a must for the position. At least one year of experience working with the frail, elderly and geriatric population.
 
RN
 Provides nursing care to participants under the direct and indirect supervision of the Director of Clinical and Day Center Services. Provides care for participants in a clinical setting utilizing advanced nursing practice knowledge and skills. The position requires good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels. Graduate of an Accredited RN School with the state of Louisiana, licensure in good standing, with at least 5 years’ experience in a geriatric setting, Home Health and/or Hospice Agency.
 
Social Worker
 This position is under the direct supervision of the Director of Clinical and Day Center Services. Responsible for the direct social work case management services to PACE participants and their caregivers.  Provides social services support to include participant screening, case management, counseling and referral. Provides appropriate interventions, emotional support, resource information, and assistance with discharge planning and community referrals as indicated. Able to work in diverse geriatric participant and staff populations; able to work independently and amicably in the interdisciplinary team setting.

Master’s Degree from an accredited School of Social Work with two years of experience in a health related area as well as one year of experience working with the geriatric population. LCSW preferred. Should possess a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.  Position requires individual therapy skills geared towards the geriatric population, analytical thinking and problem solving abilities. Work to be performed including visits to private homes of PACE enrollees and contracted facilities within the community. Position requires frequent travel in and around greater New Orleans area. Master’s Degree form an accredited school of Social Work with two years of experience in a health related area as well as one year of experience working with the geriatric population.

 
Van Driver
 Effectively communicates with participants, families, staff and other agencies and departments. Drivers a specially equipped van to deliver physically limited persons to varied destinations. Assures that wheelchair lifts and tie down equipment are properly operated and that participants are delivered to appointments in a timely manner. Follow established schedules, adjusts schedules to meet unanticipated changes, and determines the safest and most efficient pick-up and delivery routes. Assists passengers on and off the van in a safe and courteous manner. Deals with medical equipment and other emergencies that may arise. Inspects van and maintains it in a clean, orderly and safe condition. Reports the need for maintenance. Completes documentation as required. Other duties as assigned. High School Diploma or GED, plus one year experience transporting individuals with special mobility needs. Must be able to work effectively in a team environment and operate handicap accessible vehicles. At least 1 year of experience working with the geriatric population. Requires valid Chauffeur driver’s license with good driving record.
 

PADUA COMMUNITY SERVICES

Direct Service Worker
 Participate in the development and implementation of individual service plans. Assist consumers with activities of daily living, total hygiene care, lifting, changing/toileting, bathing, feeding and monitoring mealtime, and administering medication, maintain cleanliness of the program, monitor consumers at all times while on duty. In some instances driving agency vehicle. High School Diploma/Experience working with intellectually and development disabled, and elderly.
 
PRN Licensed Practical Nurses (Days/Nights, 48 hours monthly)
Responsible for assessments, documentation medication, administration, administration of prescribed treatments, care plan initiation, implementation and review, notifies supervisor/Medical Director of any changes in patient status or complications. Communicates with clients and families as required, Attends in-serve, trainings, and maintains license and certifications as required.  Unencumbered Louisiana Practical Nursing License; at least 1 year of practical nursing experience in an medical-surgical, nursing home, or long term care setting.  Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing. 
  

PRO-LIFE SERVICES 

LCA/Ultrasonographer
 The RDMS is responsible for the delivery of ultrasound services to pregnant clients of the ACCESS Pregnancy and Referral Centers in conformance with recognized techniques and procedures, established standards, state and federal regulations and administrative policies. The Lead Client Advocate at ACCESS Pregnancy & Referral Centers is responsible for overseeing the daily client’s services operations at the designated ACCESS center. This position requires RDMS certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the customer service field. Five years’ experience in the delivery of ultrasound services preferred. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

ST. MARY & ELIZABETH 

Direct Service Worker
 Participate in the development and implementation of individual service plans. Assist consumers with activities of daily living, total hygiene care, lifting, changing/toileting, bathing, feeding and monitoring mealtime, and administering medication, maintain cleanliness of the program, monitor consumers at all times while on duty. In some instances driving agency vehicle. High School Diploma/Experience working with intellectually and development disabled, and elderly.

ST. ROSALIE 

Direct Service Worker
 Participate in the development and implementation of individual service plans. Assist consumers with activities of daily living, total hygiene care, lifting, changing/toileting, bathing, feeding and monitoring mealtime, and administering medication, maintain cleanliness of the program, monitor consumers at all times while on duty. In some instances driving agency vehicle. High School Diploma/Experience working with intellectually and development disabled, and elderly.

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